But that doesn't mean you will go to your friend's wedding wearing the unflattering dress, because you don't want to outshine the bride.
There are lots of bridesmaid dresses online and you can choose anything according to your body type.
Check our simple guide below on choosing the best style suggestions for you.
Try a mermaid or trumpet silhouette. Both help you seem curvier and make your bust and hips look more proportioned.
Are you kinda Plus-sized?
Find a dress with an open neckline - ideally a strapless sweetheart.
You have Small Bust?
Look for a gown with a sweetheart neckline and ruching at the top. This creates volume where you need it most.
Are you Busty?
Play down your bust by avoiding straight necklines. Rather, choose a sweetheart necklines or a scooped neckline. Opt for a modified A-Line dress with beads and detailing further, down the dress to avoid drawing more attention up top.
Are you Tall?
Seek a design with minimal frills that accents your long lines. An Empire dress can do just that.
Are you Short?
The fit and flair cut with a sweetheart necklines will be flattering on you. Keep in mind while shopping that a higher waist creates the illusion of a longer torso.
Do you have Pear Shape Torso?
A gown with thick straps or a one-shoulder look will help pull the eye away from your hips. A flowing gown with a natural waist will also help conceal this area.
Seek out dresses with lots of ruching all over to create shape. A V-neck is slimming and draws the eye up, rather than across, too.